Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Trump Inaugural Speech: This American carnage stops right here

Today, January 20th, 2017 is the day that America begins becoming great again.  The dark days of the Bush/Obama imperialist intervention and removal of elected leaders ends.  Sixteen years of wars, death and destruction across the globe that have left America’s people destitute and homeless are over.  The skies have parted and the sun has shown through, it’s over.  Donald Trump’s inaugural speech focused on the “forgotten” American people, our President Trump said “"this American carnage stops right here and stops right now."  

Melania Trump is now our First Lady and she looked radiant and the beautiful first family reported for duty to serve America.  Our sixteen year nightmare is over.  President Trump’s inaugural speech was magnificent, but as expected the CIA controlled media, like a slasher in a B rated movie has savaged President Trump’s speech as too gloomy. Not cheery enough like prior presidents.  So let’s look at what Donald Trump had to say.

“For too long, a small group in our nation's capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have bore the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered but the jobs left and the factories closed.”


Millionaires’ Club: For First Time, Most Lawmakers are Worth $1 Million-Plus

For the first time in history, most members of Congress are millionaires, according to a new analysis of personal financial disclosure data by the Center for Responsive Politics.

Of 534 current members of Congress, at least 268 had an average net worth of $1 million or more in 2012, according to disclosures filed last year by all members of Congress and candidates. The median net worth for the 530 current lawmakers who were in Congress as of the May filing deadline was $1,008,767 — an increase from the previous year when it was $966,000. In addition, at least one of the members elected since then, Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), is a millionaire, according to forms she filed as a candidate. (There is currently one vacancy in Congress.)

Last year only 257 members, or about 48 percent of lawmakers, had a median net worth of at least $1 million.

Sheesh, nice job if you can get it.  But how did the people fare during that time period?  From Fortune Magazine:


The Death of the Middle Class Is Worse Than You Think

From Brexit to Donald Trump, if there's anything that current events tell us, it's that the man on the street is angry and wants change.

A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute, with the chilling title "Poorer than their Parents: Flat or Falling Incomes in Advanced Economies," shows just why this is the case. According to the paper, the trend in stagnating or declining incomes for middle class workers is not just confined to the United States, but is a global phenomenon hurting workers across the wealthy world.

The report found that as much as 70% of the households in 25 advanced economies saw their earnings drop in the past decade. The study tracked income brackets, not individual households, from 2005 to 2014. That compares to just 2% of households that saw declining incomes in the previous 12 years.

The authors estimate that this means that "while fewer than ten million people were affected [by flat or falling incomes] in the 1993-2005 period, that figure exploded to between 540 million and 580 million people in 2005-2014."

“The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs. And while they celebrated in our nation's capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.”


Biden in Kiev on US Regime-Change Victory Tour

US vice president Joe Biden flew into Kiev this week to celebrate the anniversary of the Maidan protests that led to the overthrow of Ukraine’s government.

With arms waving and his wife in tow, as he stepped off Air Force One, the spectacle was tantamount to an unctuous victory lap for American regime change in the former Soviet republic.

The fact that Biden’s son, Hunter, was also appointed as a board member of Ukrainian gas company Burisma since the regime took over adds a certain personal dimension to the American celebrations of this coup.

The next US planes to follow Biden’s will be loaded with weapons and other non-lethal munitions, as earlier this week Washington announced for the first time that it is to start supplying the Kiev regime with military hardware. Those weapons are to include anti-tank and air defence systems, sniper rifles and machine-guns.

“At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction that a nation exists to serve its citizens. Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families and good jobs for themselves.  These are just and reasonable demands of righteous people and a righteous public…”

“Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities, rusted out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation.  An education system flush with cash but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of all knowledge.”

From Word Press:


Charter schools: “There’s gold in them thar schools!”

How to Get Rich From Public Schools (Without Actually Educating)

There’s gold in them thar schools!  Don’t believe me?

When you drive by an inner city school, it doesn’t exactly look like the Taj Mahal. Does it? Even relatively upscale suburban schools wouldn’t be mistaken for a house on MTV Cribs. And some of those fly-by night charter schools look more like prisons than Shangri-La.

But I’ve got it on good authority that there’s $1.3 trillion available for someone who knows how to take it.  That someone is Harold Levy, an expert on how to get rich through school privatization…  “For-profit education is one of the largest U.S. investment markets, currently topping $1.3 trillion in value,” according to the Website for one of his master classes for rich investors.

Wooo-weee! That’s a lot of money!  To put it in context, that’s more than 10 times the amount the federal government spends on education per year…  Lend money to a for-profit company to build a new charter school. If you do it just right, you’re almost guaranteed to double or triple your money in seven years.

“And the crime and the gangs and the drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential. This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.  We are one nation, and their pain is our pain.”

From Mint Press:


US War In Afghanistan Is Fueling Global Heroin Epidemic & Enabling The Drug Trade

MINNEAPOLIS — The “War on Drugs” and the “War on Terror” are more intertwined than that media and our elected officials would like us to think.  And this became full front and center when the U.S.-led global crusades overlapped in Afghanistan, leaving in their wake a legacy of death, addiction and government corruption tainting Afghan and American soil.

In the U.S., the War in Afghanistan is among the major contributing factors to the country’s devastating heroin epidemic.  Over 10,000 people in America died of heroin-related overdoses in 2014 alone– an epidemic fueled partly by the low cost and availability of one of the world’s most addictive, and most deadly, drugs.

Despite our promises to eradicate the black market, the U.S. actually enables the illegal drug trade. As journalist Abby Martin writes, the U.S. government has had a long history of facilitating the global drug trade: In the 1950s, it allowed opium to be moved, processed and trafficked throughout the Golden Triangle in Southeast Asia while it trained Taiwanese troops to fight Communist China. In the 80s, the CIA provided logistical and financial support to anti-Communist Contras in Nicaragua who were also known international drug traffickers.

“For many decades we've enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry, subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military.  We've defended other nations' borders while refusing to defend our own.”

From NPR:


U.S. Troops Arrive In Poland, But Will Trump Keep Them There?

The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, from Fort Carson, Colo., has begun moving into Poland as part of the biggest U.S. military deployment in Europe since the end of the Cold War.  It's part of an Obama administration effort to deter perceived growing Russian aggression in Eastern Europe. The Kremlin isn't happy.

"These actions threaten our interests, our security," President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. "Especially as it concerns a third party building up its military presence near our borders. It's not even a European state."

And we've spent trillions and trillions of dollars overseas while America's infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay.  We've made other countries rich while the wealth, strength and confidence of our country has dissipated over the horizon.”


Trump voter: He won't let U.S. become a Third World country

For 52 years, I have been grateful to live a life of health, wealth and happiness in the United States.

I was born in India, a Third World country, and emigrated here. Most nations in Asia and Africa are "developing" or Third World nations, each with a thin veneer of world-class people. Beneath the top of each, however, is a cesspool of injustice, corruption, poverty and callousness. Anybody with money, muscle and influence is effectively above the law…

Some developing nations purport to be democracies, but in reality, establishment elites — typically rich people and members of the military-industrial complex — rule. They have no inhibitions about grabbing money or power. To these ends, they deploy a two-pronged strategy: First, a loyal vote bank is created and nurtured, so their candidates get elected year after year. Second, they control the news media, which 24-7 paint a rosy image of the elites and their country. Any opposition is squashed by media blitzes of innuendoes, allegations and propaganda — all false.

Based on my firsthand experience with a Third World country, I forsee that the United States is on the track for Third World status.

“The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed all across the world. But that is the past, and now we are looking only to the future.”


Detroit housing crisis deepens with county tax foreclosure auction

Thousands of Detroit and Wayne County residents fear eviction in the coming months in what could be one of the biggest dislocations of low-income residents to result from the Wayne County treasurer’s yearly tax auction. The latest tax auction started only weeks after Wayne County Circuit Chief Judge Robert Colombo Jr. ruled in September on a lawsuit the American Civil Liberties Union filed in July against the county. The ACLU lost its bid for a moratorium on tax foreclosures on owner-occupied homes in Detroit…

Underlying the case brought against the Wayne County Treasurer’s office was Detroit’s illegal over-assessment of taxes underlying each plaintiff’s tax debt. While Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan has acknowledged the city overcharged residents, his Corporation Counsel Melvin “Butch” Hollowell, invoked the terms of the Detroit bankruptcy to reject the claims and support the county in the suit.

The plan of adjustment was enacted in 2014 as the culmination of the Detroit bankruptcy conspiracy. Enacted with the collaboration of the unions, the Obama administration, bond holders, the banks and the courts, it was used to legitimatize attacks on city workers, privatization of city services, and the illegal looting of pensions of Detroit city workers and retirees.

Yes, the CIA controlled media is apocalyptic about Donald Trump’s inaugural speech that the Wall Street Journal called “nationalistic” and the New York Times described as “an agenda of big-government nationalism” as if that is a bad thing.  Well wake up folks, we are seeing Regime Change in America.  From Information Clearing House:


Regime Change Comes Home: The CIA’s Overt Threats against Trump

The norms of US capitalist democracy include the election of presidential candidates through competitive elections, unimpeded by force and violence by the permanent institutions of the state…  These norms are no longer operative.  During the election process, and in the run-up to the inauguration of US President-Elect Donald Trump, fundamental electoral institutions were challenged and coercive institutions were activated to disqualify the elected president and desperate overt public pronouncements threatened the entire electoral order…

In recent times, elected officials in the US and their state security organizations have often intervened against independent foreign governments, which challenged Washington’s quest for global domination.  This was especially true during the eight years of President Barack Obama’s administration where the violent ousting of presidents and prime ministers through US-engineered coups were routine – under an unofficial doctrine of ‘regime change’…

Their overt attack on US electoral norms then turned into a bizarre and virulent anti-Russia campaign designed to paint the elected president (a billionaire New York real estate developer and US celebrity icon) as a ‘tool of Moscow.’  The mass media and powerful elements within the CIA, Congress and Obama Administration insisted that Trump’s overtures toward peaceful, diplomatic relations with Russia were acts of treason.

Well I guess haters are gonna hate, but it’s too late President Trump has reported for duty.  Trump is going to dismantle the American government and rebuild the entire structure that was put in place in 1943 when President Harry Truman agreed to the formation of the CIA.  President Trump will be the greatest President in American history because like Trump said “this American carnage stops right here, right now.”

By Patricia Baeten

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